Calm Your Inner Storm: The Weather as Reflection of Inner Turmoil25 comments
The storm is ‘a coming.
Anyone who doesn’t believe that the earth is in turmoil, ought to check with the weather channel.
As Long Islanders hunkered down, Hurricane Sandy grew stronger and faster early Monday, bringing a “life-threatening storm surge” to the East Coast, forecasters said.
The maximum sustained winds increased to near 85 mph — up 10 mph from earlier Monday morning, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. advisory. It was moving north at 15 mph — 1 mph faster than it was at 2 a.m.
Long Island Newsday
So much preparation for Hurricane Sandy is happening all over the East coast. Our activities are canceled. It is a perfect time to go within and reflect.
Calm Your Inner Storm
I think that the weather in our world is a reflection of our inner turmoil. All too often there is conflict inside us. Are we a good person? Are we deserving? We see evidence that we are; and evidence that we aren’t. A war goes on within as both side argues its case with vengeance.
“It is my fault.”
“No, it is not fair.”
“I hate myself. I can’t do anything right.”
“How could someone do that to me?”
“How can I be so stupid?”
“Why doesn’t anyone love me?”
“I am not worthy.”
It sounds as though I am being silly, but this conflict within us is a very serious war. It compares us to others, breeds our insecurity, festers our fears, strongholds our guilt –spoiling our mood and our happiness–and worst of all hurting our relationships. We have to stop it. (I am usually not direct or totalizing but self hatred is never good. Never.)
The world is a reflection of our mind. As long as this war is going on inside, there will be war and discord outside, between communities and in our environment. The storm and chaos will brew in the world.
We need to calm our inner storm.
It is time to let down our weapons. Forgive our guilt, trust ourselves and love with all our hearts. (Not just love others, love yourself, too!) If we had more compassion for ourselves, we’d have more compassion for others. If we’d stop judging ourselves, we’d stop judging others, and others would stop judging us. (Doesn’t that sounds divine?) If we can stop worrying so much if we are enough or if we had enough, we wouldn’t have to be greedy and take from somebody else. If we realized we were everything–that everything is connected– we’d know generosity is not a sacrifice. And, we may not have to feel quite so alone.
Also, we can feel peace.
And then that inner peace would be reflected and gifted to everyone we contacted from now on. It would spread trough the world like wildfire because our minds are linked. If we let down our defenses and loved, starting within ourselves, we can change the world. Permanently, completely.
Batten down the hatches. The storm is coming. If it didn’t get stirred up, we wouldn’t pass through to the other side. Go with it and use it to heal within.
Reflect today and decide on one thing you can forgive yourself for. (Remember Forgiveness is a Verb!)
Try Tratak! Try meditation!
Say it out loud, write it down, to seal the commitment. Tell me below!
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